For anyone who wants to make money online you can do so with an affiliate marketing blog. Having a good attitude and finding your passion will get you on the right track to blogging. The next thing we need to do is to learn how to blog and learn all the techniques that lead to a successful blogger.
Online Marketing Expert
For anyone who wants to start making money blogging the most important thing to do is to find a good online marketing expert. I was lucky to be attending a seminar where I heard Sean Rasmussen speak and I was so impressed I purchased his Affiliate Marketing Mastery Program. This program is suitable for beginners and established bloggers. Sean is a highly successful Affiliate Marketer and one of the top online marketing experts in Australia, if not the world. Sean’s program teaches you all the techniques he used to become an affiliate marketing success.
Getting Your Affiliate Marketing Blog Started
Once you have found your passion and chosen your niche you are ready to get started. The first thing you need to do is register and purchase a domain name, your domain name will be your website address – URL. There are different companies that you can purchase a domain name from, the one I use is Go Daddy.
Once you have purchased your domain name you are ready to set-up your website hosting. Website hosting is the platform/server where your website will be hosted. There are a number of companies that host websites. I like Hostgator because they have a selection of different hosting plans and you can upgrade your plan if needed further down the track
On Page SEO – Keyword Research
One of the most important steps to having a successful affiliate marketing blog are the keywords. Having the right keywords is critical in bringing traffic to your website. Keywords are a vital part of On Page SEO (search engine optimization). Before you start your blog it is essential to put time and effort into your keyword research. This is a step that should not be rushed and if you put the work into your research it will pay off.
Google have a free keyword research tool called Google Adwords. Another good keyword research tool which is a paid version is Market Samurai, you can also check out your SEO Competition, see how your site is ranking with rank tracker, plus more.
OFF Page SEO
Another way to gain traffic to your site is through Off Page SEO. Having backlinks to your site will help your sites ranking in Google, backlinks are when a website links to your site. There are a number of ways to get links to your site one way is to submit the site to RSS Directories and Web Directories. There are heaps of different off page SEO techniques you can use, Social Media is another one.
I am learning all these techniques through Sean Rasmussen’s Affiliate Marketing Mastery Program. There are heaps of videos covering all these strategies, which will help build traffic to my affiliate marketing blog.
Once you have chosen the online marketing expert you wish to learn from. You need to work hard, take note of all the techniques and put them into action. This is the recipe to begin your journey to becoming a successful Affiliate Marketer.
My next post will be How to Find Keywords.